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Re: [AMENDMENT]: Release Etch now, with source-less but legal and freely licensed firmware

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Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> ,----
> |  1. We affirm that our Priorities are our users and the free software
> |     community (Social Contract #4);
> |  2. We acknowledge that there is a lot of progress in the kernel
> |     firmware issue; however, it is not yet finally sorted out; 
> |  3. We assure the community that there will be no regressions in
> |     the progress made for freedom in the kernel distributed by
> |     Debian relative to the Sarge  release in Etch
> |  4. We give priority to the timely release of Etch over sorting every
> |     bit out; for this reason, we will treat removal of sourceless
> |     firmware as a best-effort process, and deliver firmware in udebs as
> |     long as it is necessary for installation (like all udebs), and
> |     firmware included in the kernel itself as part of Debian Etch,
> |     as long as we are legally allowed to do so, and the firmware is
> |     distributed upstream under a license that complies with the DFSG. 
> `----


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